Our Ethos and Our Results
We are here in support of you, from whichever culture, faith or stage of self-development.
The foundations of our work lie in an understanding that each individual has his or her own process of development, has the potential to heal themselves and that opening the heart is an essential part of the support needed to enable change. In our experience the gradual process of opening of the heart nourishes self-acceptance leading to a greater capacity for honesty, clarity, emotional control, compassion and lightness. The practice of guided meditation and visualisation together with tai chi and yoga style exercise enables the release of emotional blockages leaving you more positive, focused, refreshed and relaxed.
Our Therapist, IIHHT Reflexology and Aromatherapy, SAC Dip Nutrition SAC Dip Beauty Therapy. Yvonne started her career as a teacher and professional singer after studying music at The Royal Academy of Music in London in the seventies and went on to sing in the West End and worldwide. After returning from L.A. she opened a club and restaurant situated on a marina near Worcester that she and her family ran for 15 years.
Knowing that she wanted to live in Spain she studied holistic therapies and has gained professional diplomas in Nutrition, Reflexology and Aromatherapy and works up and down the Costa Blanca in various aesthetic clinics specialising in hair removal and advanced skincare. Yvonne purchased the Villa in Busot which is the retreat in 2001 with the hopes that one day she would open it as a retreat, and in 2011 this became possible and since then has gone from strength to strength.
As a qualified nutritionist and holistic therapist, she can bring a wealth of knowledge to our clients and is currently planning a weight loss programme for the retreat that will be available in near future.
Karen Mullet is an experienced 12 step councillor and mentor for drug and alcohol. Karen now in her fifties has been hairdressing since her teens. She loves people and helping them to find a new direction for a positive and productive life. Opening the retreat was her dream come true, her great joy in life is to live with the freedom she now has, to enjoy life without fighting her addiction.
She is now a qualified counsellor and a highly valued member of the team.
An experienced spiritual counsellor and international medium, James was born and raised in Edinburgh and moved to England to work in the leather industry in 1972 together with his wife and two sons. As a gifted psychic medium working with spirit has been important to him since his teen years. He has worked on platforms in churches and venues for over 30 years in the UK, USA and Spain and is wellknown since 2004 on the Costa Blanca for his one to one private readings, giving advice and guidancefor the sitter.
His interest in helping people has now led him to become a qualified counsellor, and his extra abilities of insight can offer and extra twist to the words he can give. He has been a valued member of the team now for one year since The Meditation Lodge Retreat was launched.
Susana has 15 experince in gyms and associations. She is currently working as a yoga instructor at a gym in Campello and teaches Hatha yoga which is a popular and well known yoga style. Hatha yoga includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation.
She has a diploma in Iyengar Yoga – This is the practice of precision. Poses are held for long periods and often modified with props. This method is designed to systematically cultivate strength, flexibility, stability, and awareness, and can be therapeutic for specific conditions. Also a diploma in Nidra yoga – This is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Susana also has for yoga for children.